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147. Unconditional sight

Thursday, Dec 07, 2023 557 words 2 mins 28 secs

False perception is exclusive vision. It sees only a small part of what there is to see, excluding the rest. It is blinded by form and appearance and cannot see past the surface of an illusory world. It has covered...

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146. Forgiveness is a lie - a happy fiction

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 618 words 2 mins 44 secs

"Forgiveness might be called a kind of happy fiction; a way in which the unknowing can bridge the gap between their perception and the truth. They cannot go directly from perception to knowledge because they do not think it...

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145. Heaven and Earth - A circle within a circle

Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 799 words 3 mins 33 secs

"The body is a tiny fence around a little part of a glorious and completely limitless idea. It draws a circle, infinitely small, around a very little segment of Heaven, splintered from the whole,...

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144. What would God be like if this world were real?

Monday, Oct 16, 2023 712 words 3 mins 9 secs

A very useful tool is to ask yourself the question, "what would God have to be like if he created this?"

An important thing to realize is that whatever God creates, is a part of himself. Whatever he wills,...

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143. A forgiveness prayer for the sick and dying

Monday, Oct 16, 2023 1071 words 4 mins 45 secs

If a person is sick, God is a murderer.

If the sickness exists, if it has reality, it has been created, then it must have been created by God.

Only what God creates is real, or exists, or...

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142. What is a miracle? Time for a rethink

Sunday, Sep 17, 2023 1027 words 4 mins 33 secs

I haven't been focusing on miracles for a while, but kind of accidentally lately I've been finding myself exposed to some statements about miracles. I seem to be seeing them in a different light. Which is funny because "seeing...

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141. Why doing ACIM seems so difficult

Friday, Sep 08, 2023 1596 words 7 mins 5 secs2 comments

Sometimes doing ACIM seems very difficult. It boils down to a simple fact. Everything in the world is opposite to the truth. And that means you're going to have to become opposite to everything in the world!

"This IS...

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140. Forgiveness means sharing your self with others

Sunday, Aug 20, 2023 855 words 3 mins 48 secs

I see now that forgiveness of another must entail an appreciation of how we are joined in oneness, sharing everything. We have to realize that we ARE each other, and that we are included in everything. There has to...

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139. Identify yourself as the whole of creation

Saturday, Aug 12, 2023 1699 words 7 mins 33 secs2 comments

There really are only two states. Wholeness, which means sharing everything, and separateness, which means being excluded from the rest in selfishness.

"Selfishness is of the ego but self-fullness is of the Soul because that is how He created...

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138. Becoming invulnerable to the world

Thursday, Jul 13, 2023 1129 words 5 mins 1 secs

In our default ego react-to-the-world mode, it seems that how we feel is dictated by what happens. The "hierarchy of illusions" tells us that something has a given amount of importance or seriousness and that we should have an...

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137. The solid physical world of matter is an illusion

Thursday, Jun 08, 2023 2140 words 9 mins 30 secs

In ACIM the term "solid" or "solidity" obviously refers to what we recognize it to mean..... things which seem solid to us. Physical matter, heavy objects, solid materials, walls, bodies, planets, all things which science would tell us are...

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136. Lay down your swords

Thursday, Jun 01, 2023 663 words 2 mins 56 secs

Recently I've been noticing a changed feeling inside. It feels like some kind of grievance has been forgiven, and now there is less desire to be at war. It feels like a backing down, dropping weapons, stepping attack and being...

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135. The need for miracles of healing

Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 1738 words 7 mins 43 secs

Forgiveness is a state of mind in which you recognize that there is nothing that NEEDS forgiving. It is a recognition in which you know there is no sin, sin is impossible, attack is impossible, so nothing can have...

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134. Forgive the world of sin

Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 1132 words 5 mins 1 secs

Let's say that the entire contents of spacetime is sin. It is an idea of sin. Sin is a lack of love. The world was made as an attack on God, as a sin against him. Let's say that...

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133. Do not allow your brother to be sick

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2023 1528 words 6 mins 47 secs

I’ll say this straight and try not to be too insensitive.

If someone is sick they are deceived. All sickness is an illusion. Death is a lie. If someone seems to be sick, they are lying. Sickness is dishonesty...

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132. Forgiveness looks for the good

Saturday, Apr 01, 2023 1411 words 6 mins 16 secs

Innocence is goodness. If guilt is equated with evil, then innocence is equated with good. In order to forgive someone or something requires looking for the good in them - looking for their innocence. Seeing their harmlessness, their gentleness,...

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131. Forgive your images of guilty people

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023 794 words 3 mins 31 secs

When you feel angry at someone and believe they are guilty, you will also feel afraid of them. And you will find that behind this fear, YOU feel guilty for some reason. You feel guilty because you have attacked...

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130. The secret of salvation stems from your immortality

Monday, Mar 27, 2023 1413 words 6 mins 16 secs1 comments

The "secret of salvation" is simply the recognition that, if you are suffering in any way, you must have done it to yourself. No-one else could have done it to you, because you are immortal and invulnerable.

Paired with...

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129. The goal is to know thyself as immortal

Monday, Mar 27, 2023 1183 words 5 mins 15 secs1 comments

"The goal of the curriculum, regardless of the teacher you choose, is KNOW THYSELF. There is nothing else to learn. Everyone is looking for himself and the power and glory he thinks he has lost."

"The Bible instructs you...

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128. Can you change or be changed if you are immortal?

Monday, Mar 27, 2023 1440 words 6 mins 24 secs1 comments

"This in no way contradicts the changelessness of mind as GOD created it. But YOU think that you HAVE changed it, as long as you learn through the ego. This DOES place you in a position of needing to...

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